Do Your Pain And Movement Problems Keep Recurring...Leaving You Feeling Like You're Constantly Chasing The Pain?
Client Success Story
What If There's A Piece Missing In Your Puzzle?
Many therapy and medical approaches put their focus on chasing the pain and merely treating the symptoms; Simon focuses on finding out what's causing your underlying problems, and more importantly, how to work together on resolving them for good.
Our bodies contain literally hundreds of muscles and joints, all of which are controlled and coordinated by our brain and nervous system. Over time, poor postural habits, injuries, and physical and emotional traumas can affect our brain's 'software', leading to dysfunctions in how our brain and body communicate.
In fact, over 90% of the clients Simon helps with complex and/or chronic pain and movement problems are currently experiencing these software issues!
You may not have even noticed, but when we are experiencing pain or discomfort, we adapt the way we move in order to protect what hurts and to reduce our pain levels. In the short term, this may appear beneficial, but in the long run, there are many consequences.
Everything in your body is interconnected. Every individual part of your musculoskeletal system (your muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, connective tissues, etc) works together as a team during your daily movements.
During your regular sessions with Simon, you'll work together to map out and identify which of your muscles and joints are neurologically overworking, and which are underworking as a result. You'll leave your sessions with a clear understanding of why you currently have these neuromuscular imbalances in your body, and what to do about it.
Every assessment and treatment session is tailormade to fit you and your body - there are no 'one-size-fits-all' approaches when it comes to helping you, your unique problems, and your unique history and underlying causes.
At Chester Body Mechanic, Simon employs a number of cutting-edge, integrated therapeutic and movement approaches, including NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT), Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR), Anatomy in Motion (AiM), and Integrated Cranial Therapy (ICT).
He aims to help your brain and body figure out what's working well, what's not working so well, and what you can do to get things back in balance so you can feel and move normally again.
Simon's expectation from you - an absolute commitment to the process, a commitment to performing simple 'self-care exercises' outside of your sessions, and a commitment to valuing yourself highly enough to make feeling and moving well again a priority in your life.
Pain is the body's way of telling you there is a problem and to make a change; only you can decide if now is the right time to make those positive changes.
"Before I met Simon, I'd had lower back and neck pain for as long as I could remember. A great deal of my job requires me to be sat at a computer most of the day, along with a fair bit of driving.
I'd tried LOTS of different therapies, but always found that within a day or two the aches and pains came back. I'd tried to keep active in the gym and with running, but came to the point where I had to pretty much stop both due to the constant pain.
When I first met Simon for a session, he took the time to talk through my past history with several old injuries; I was surprised to find that many of my aches and pains had ended up in my lower back and neck, but the underlying causes were coming from an old ankle sprain injury and an old hip problem (from me sitting with my legs crossed one way on the couch in front of the TV every night!!)
I wasn't walking and running in alignment... hence my lower back and neck muscles becoming over-used in order to compensate.
I was assigned simple 'self-care exercises' after each therapy session with Simon, which were designed to work on correcting several muscle imbalances he found and treated.
After finishing my sessions with Simon, my lower back and neck areas continue to be trouble-free!
I've since been doing lots of exercise, including a 3-mile run, a kickboxing class at the gym and two swims last week... and my body feels great!
I'm eternally grateful. :)